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Navneet Garg Named 2018 Airfield Pavements Practitioner Award Winner

Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Navneet Garg, Ph.D., M.ASCE, of the National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center (NAPMRC), has been named the recipient of the 2018 ASCE Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award. Dr. Garg is being recognized for his outstanding contribution to advancing the state of practice in airfield pavement analysis and design. With a deep knowledge of pavement design, asphalt pavements, unbound pavement layers, and as an expert in field instrumentation, he plays a critical part in the current and future research for the FAA in the airport pavement field. Dr. Garg will receive the Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award at the ASCE T&DI International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference in Chicago, IL (July 21-24, 2019).

Some of his major accomplishments include having conceptualized and developed the National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center (NAPMRC), developed specifications for FAA customized asphalt pavement analyzer (APA), developed a Strain Gage Based Sensor System to detect de-lamination/de-bonding in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlays at high speed exits on airports, led the congressionally (US Congress) mandated study on "Operational Life of Airport Pavements," and led airport pavement instrumentation and testing projects.

Dr. Navneet Garg is active in his service and leadership in professional societies and international organizations. He is currently the Chairman of the ISAP Working Group on Accelerated Pavement Testing and the Heavy Vehicle Simulator International Alliance (HVS-IA). He is a member of the ASCE Airfield Pavement Committee and the TRB committees AFP70 on Aggregates, AFD30 on General and Emerging Pavement Design, and AFS20 on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling. Dr. Garg is an Associate Editor of the prestigious International Journal of Pavement Engineering. 

The Airfield Pavement Practitioner Award was established in 2009 to recognize and honor practicing engineers employed in the airfield pavement engineering profession with demonstrated leadership and/or achievements in airfield pavement projects.